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[REL] BitTorrent Channel

SharkOneSharkOne Members, Plex Pass Posts: 624 Plex Pass
edited February 12 in Plex Channel Plugins

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This channel enables you to stream movies and TV shows directly from the BitTorrent network!

 

Supported servers:

  • Windows
  • MacOSX
  • Linux x86 (32/64 bits) 

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More screenshots

 

 

Features:

  • TV Shows and Movies browsing based on trakt.tv using full metadata
  • Torrents are extracted from EZTV and KickassTorrents
  • Allows to keep downloaded files after viewing (check Preferences page)
  • Tested working on Plex Home Theather, Plex Web, Roku, PS4, iOS and Android clients.

Installation:

 

Updating:

  • Handled by the channel's own update system

 

Known issues:

  • Since there is no way to give user feedback about the current progress of the background downloading, when pressing the final play button, be a bit patient. You can also try pressing play again as most client tend to have an internal timeout.
  • No subtitles yet as channels don't support subtitles yet.

You can use this thread to report issues but the GitHub repository would be a better place. Also, pull requests for bug-fixing and new features are always welcome. Same goes for donations  :)

 

Enjoy!
 

 

Changelog

1.1.1

  • Fix Popcorn API endpoint URL and troubleshooter
  • Fix multi-pages browsing issue for TV shows

1.1.0

  • Movies and TV shows: Now directly use Popcorn API
  • Movies and TV shows: Added recently updated browsing
  • General: Enabled DumbKeyboard for Plex for Xbox One

1.0.8

  • General: Disabled DumbKeyboard for Plex for Roku now that a proper search is implemented

1.0.7

  • General: Fixed playback issue introduced by PMS 0.9.16.0
  • General: Disabled DumbKeyboard for Plex Web

1.0.6

  • General: Added DumbKeyboard support for searching on incomplete clients

1.0.5

  • General: Now displaying magnet source
  • General: Reduce load on server coming from troubleshooting menu

1.0.4

  • General: Fixed issue with non-float rating values in metadata (in preparation of new Scrapyard.js server)

1.0.3

  • Scrapmagnet: Updated to 0.1.3
  • Scrapmagnet: Added back configurable pause/remove timeouts
  • Scrapmagnet: Added 0.5% preload buffer before allowing playback in clients

1.0.2

  • Scrapmagnet: Updated to 0.1.2
  • Scrapmagnet: Better torrent removal handling
  • General: Fixed icon when new version available
  • General: Fixed icon when Scrapyard server unavailable

1.0.1

  • Scrapmagnet: Now written with Node.js and based on torrent-stream (same library as Popcorn Time)
  • Scrapmagnet: Added two-step torrent removal (pause after 10s -> remove after 60s)

1.0.0

  • Scrapmagnet: Now written with Node.js and based on torrent-stream (same library as Popcorn Time)
  • General: Removed proxy support and a bunch of unnecessary options
  • General: Removed support for Linux ARM (Raspberry PI)
0.9.2
  • TV Shows: Favorites are now properly sorted alphabetically
  • General: Properly restart scrapmagnet after updating preferences
  • General: Improved troubleshooting
0.9.1
  • General: Improved troubleshooting
  • General: Made scrapmagnet launcher more robust
  • Scrapmagnet : Reintroduce configurable pause timeout (default to 4s)
  • Scrapmagnet : Fixed logging on Windows
0.9.0
  • General: Made local host IP more robust
  • Scrapmagnet: Upgraded to libtorrent 1.0.5 and boost 1.58
  • Scrapmagnet: Added FULLY UNTESTED Raspberry Pi support
0.8.9
  • Movies: Fixed communication issue with scrapyard server when the watchlist is big
  • TV Shows: Fixed communication issue with scrapyard server when the favorites list is big
  • General: Added preference to override scrapmagnet version on Linux
0.8.8
  • General: Now displaying magnet size when available

0.8.7

  • Scrapmagnet: Upgraded to libtorrent 1.0.4, OpenSSL 1.0.2a
  • General: Added new troubleshooter for incoming port on About page
  • General: Improved tracking
0.8.6
  • General: Disabled initial video buffering when using Plex Web
  • Scrapmagnet: Pause timeout is now directly handled by scrapmagnet and set to 4 seconds
  • General: Made updater more robust
0.8.5
  • General: Fixed crash when scrapmagnet is unavailable
  • General: Increased timeouts when communicating with scrapmagnet

0.8.4

  • General: All clients now use indirect playback (tested with Plex Home Theater, Plex Web, Plex for Android, Plex for Roku)
  • General: Fixed issue with updater on Windows

0.8.3

  • General: Added new internal update system
  • General: Simplified how all clients but PHT handle playback, should prevent Roku from doing bad things
  • Scrapmagnet: Fixed another case of duplicated tracking event
  • Scrapmagnet: Now properly closes when PMS is stopped
  • Scrapmagnet: Improved streaming and fixed infohash issue that could prevent playback

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com.plexapp.system.log & com.plexapp.plugins.bittorrent.log -> Pastebin

Make sure to check the Troubleshooting menu before reporting issues.

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Comments

  • abuttinoabuttino Members Posts: 238 ✭✭
    What are the chances of getting a DMCA warning from your ISP by using this channel?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  • SharkOneSharkOne Members, Plex Pass Posts: 624 Plex Pass

    Same as downloading movies through BitTorrent (since it's essentially the same thing).

    Len9WNCpngBitTorrent Channel - GitHub - btn_donate_SMgif - BTC: 19mcALsnT9cNEW8i92zTBV7PpZZMbjWyP6

    com.plexapp.system.log & com.plexapp.plugins.bittorrent.log -> Pastebin

    Make sure to check the Troubleshooting menu before reporting issues.

  • abuttinoabuttino Members Posts: 238 ✭✭
    What is the risk rate from 0 to 10

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  • SharkOneSharkOne Members, Plex Pass Posts: 624 Plex Pass

    Cannot say as it depends on your country, your laws, your ISP...

    Len9WNCpngBitTorrent Channel - GitHub - btn_donate_SMgif - BTC: 19mcALsnT9cNEW8i92zTBV7PpZZMbjWyP6

    com.plexapp.system.log & com.plexapp.plugins.bittorrent.log -> Pastebin

    Make sure to check the Troubleshooting menu before reporting issues.

  • Terry CinemasTerry Cinemas Members, Plex Pass Posts: 894 Plex Pass
    abuttino wrote on March 16 2014, 2:39 AM: »

    What is the risk rate from 0 to 10

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

    very high unless using a vpn

                                   Chris

    Old username: CMTAHM

    - (4) Rokus
    - (3) iPads/ 1 mini
    - (1) Windows 7 x64 PMS
    - (1) PHT
    - (1) MacBook Pro
    - (1) GTV NSX-40GT1
    - (1) Kindle Fire HD
    - (3) iPhones


  • abuttinoabuttino Members Posts: 238 ✭✭
    What are good vpns these days?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  • Terry CinemasTerry Cinemas Members, Plex Pass Posts: 894 Plex Pass
    abuttino wrote on March 16 2014, 2:53 AM: »

    What are good vpns these days?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

    i use PIA its only like 40.00 a year

                                   Chris

    Old username: CMTAHM

    - (4) Rokus
    - (3) iPads/ 1 mini
    - (1) Windows 7 x64 PMS
    - (1) PHT
    - (1) MacBook Pro
    - (1) GTV NSX-40GT1
    - (1) Kindle Fire HD
    - (3) iPhones


  • many7695many7695 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 237 Plex Pass
    edited March 2014

    piratebay is empty no categories show. up using windows 7.  

    My Plex Family
    running plex server on windows 10 HP
    Xbox One 
    IPad Air 2
    Nexus player
    Chromecast
    Appletv 4 currently my favorite
  • SharkOneSharkOne Members, Plex Pass Posts: 624 Plex Pass
    many7695 wrote on March 16 2014, 4:35 AM: »

    nothing shows up on tv shows in kickass torrents and on piratebay is empty no categories show. up using windows 7.

    KickAss seems down right now (at least the search portion that the plugin uses).

    The Pirate Bay is just a simple search for now. Searching is not possible using Plex Web (not supported by Plex Web itself yet).

    YTS is fully functional.

    Thanks for testing the plugin though. I hope KickAss will come back soon...

    Len9WNCpngBitTorrent Channel - GitHub - btn_donate_SMgif - BTC: 19mcALsnT9cNEW8i92zTBV7PpZZMbjWyP6

    com.plexapp.system.log & com.plexapp.plugins.bittorrent.log -> Pastebin

    Make sure to check the Troubleshooting menu before reporting issues.

  • SharkOneSharkOne Members, Plex Pass Posts: 624 Plex Pass
    edited March 2014

    While KickAss is still having problems,I just updated The Pirate Bay support with simple categories using top torrents for each : Movies, Movies - HD, TV Shows and TV Shows - HD.

    You can update your version with the Unsupported Appstore.

    Len9WNCpngBitTorrent Channel - GitHub - btn_donate_SMgif - BTC: 19mcALsnT9cNEW8i92zTBV7PpZZMbjWyP6

    com.plexapp.system.log & com.plexapp.plugins.bittorrent.log -> Pastebin

    Make sure to check the Troubleshooting menu before reporting issues.

  • billyd2009billyd2009 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 58 Plex Pass
    Doesn't work on the roku.....I have windows 8.1 with rarflix plex channel. Any Plugin selections just return me to my home screen..
  • SharkOneSharkOne Members, Plex Pass Posts: 624 Plex Pass
    edited March 2014
    billyd2009 wrote on March 16 2014, 4:22 PM: »

    Doesn't work on the roku.....I have windows 8.1 with rarflix plex channel. Any Plugin selections just return me to my home screen..

    Do you have any other client available? Can you test it with Plex Web to make sure it's properly installed?

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk

    Len9WNCpngBitTorrent Channel - GitHub - btn_donate_SMgif - BTC: 19mcALsnT9cNEW8i92zTBV7PpZZMbjWyP6

    com.plexapp.system.log & com.plexapp.plugins.bittorrent.log -> Pastebin

    Make sure to check the Troubleshooting menu before reporting issues.

  • RichStevensonRichStevenson Members, Plex Pass Posts: 47 Plex Pass

    I don't see this in the unsupported store. Is it me or is it gone?

  • SharkOneSharkOne Members, Plex Pass Posts: 624 Plex Pass
    RichStevenson wrote on March 16 2014, 5:19 PM: »

    I don't see this in the unsupported store. Is it me or is it gone?


    Try refreshing. It's there in Video section. And also in the New section at the moment.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk

    Len9WNCpngBitTorrent Channel - GitHub - btn_donate_SMgif - BTC: 19mcALsnT9cNEW8i92zTBV7PpZZMbjWyP6

    com.plexapp.system.log & com.plexapp.plugins.bittorrent.log -> Pastebin

    Make sure to check the Troubleshooting menu before reporting issues.

  • jsvandermarkjsvandermark Members Posts: 9

    Same issue here. Works great on computer but roku kicks me back to homescreen.

  • SharkOneSharkOne Members, Plex Pass Posts: 624 Plex Pass
    jsvandermark wrote on March 16 2014, 7:23 PM: »

    Same issue here. Works great on computer but roku kicks me back to homescreen.


    Infortunately, I don't have a Roku to debug against :( Let's say it's unsupported for now...

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk

    Len9WNCpngBitTorrent Channel - GitHub - btn_donate_SMgif - BTC: 19mcALsnT9cNEW8i92zTBV7PpZZMbjWyP6

    com.plexapp.system.log & com.plexapp.plugins.bittorrent.log -> Pastebin

    Make sure to check the Troubleshooting menu before reporting issues.

  • sander1sander1 Channel Developer/Admin Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 3,611 Plex Ninja
    edited March 2014
    SharkOne wrote on March 16 2014, 4:39 AM: »

    Searching is not possible using Plex Web (not supported by Plex Web itself yet).

    You can create a Search Service (instead of using a "InputDirectoryObject") to create a search function that works on almost all platforms. The Search Service from The Daily Show channel is a good example: https://github.com/plexinc-plugins/The-Daily-Show.bundle/tree/master/Contents/Services

    The search option will show in the top row on /Web (this is from the Apple Movie Trailers channel):

    Screen_Shot_2014_03_16_at_23_00_41.png

  • SharkOneSharkOne Members, Plex Pass Posts: 624 Plex Pass
    edited March 2014
    sander1 wrote on March 16 2014, 10:06 PM: »

    You can create a Search Service (instead of using a "InputDirectoryObject") to create a search function that works on almost all platforms. The Search Service from the Apple Movie Trailers channel is a good example: https://github.com/plexinc-plugins/Apple-Movie-Trailers.bundle/tree/master/Contents/Services

    The search option will show in the top row on /Web:

    Screen_Shot_2014_03_16_at_23_00_41.png

    The only problem with that is that you can only have one Search Service per plugin. And in my case, I would like to have one search per tracker.

    Len9WNCpngBitTorrent Channel - GitHub - btn_donate_SMgif - BTC: 19mcALsnT9cNEW8i92zTBV7PpZZMbjWyP6

    com.plexapp.system.log & com.plexapp.plugins.bittorrent.log -> Pastebin

    Make sure to check the Troubleshooting menu before reporting issues.

  • SharkOneSharkOne Members, Plex Pass Posts: 624 Plex Pass
    edited March 2014

    I just submitted a bunch of changes to pull movie metadata while browsing for The Pirate Bay and KickAss.

    I recommend using the list view type while browsing as the info panel in that mode now displays the release name as well as the seeders/leechers count, on top of the metadata.

    Enjoy!

    Sander, is there a way to force the view type like we used to be able to do before? If not, is it planned?

    Len9WNCpngBitTorrent Channel - GitHub - btn_donate_SMgif - BTC: 19mcALsnT9cNEW8i92zTBV7PpZZMbjWyP6

    com.plexapp.system.log & com.plexapp.plugins.bittorrent.log -> Pastebin

    Make sure to check the Troubleshooting menu before reporting issues.

  • thefamousmoethefamousmoe Members Posts: 4

    I can confirm the channel does not work for Roku.  Looks great on the web though!  Looking forward to it.

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